West Indies are set to host the English side for the final match of the ODI series at Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia. After tasting the defeat in their previous encounter, the Windies would be eyeing to script a comeback heading into the fifth ODI. England has gone 2-1 up in the series after beating the hosts in another high-scoring affair. Both the teams will be determined to end this tour on a winning note.
West Indies have played some exceptional cricket throughout this tour against a quality opponent. The Caribbeans would be hoping to land a counter punch in the final match to level the ODI series by 2-2. After beating the English Lions in the test series, they looked hopeful of sealing the ODI series as well. However, the visitors had other plans as they have dominated the ODI series so far. The home team, which is already ecstatic with the return of Chris Gayle ahead of the ICC World Cup, needs to finish this home series on a high. The WIndies bowlers will have to take the responsibility to restrict the explosive batting lineup of England in this must-win match.
England has once again proved that why they are currently hailed as World no. 1 ODI team. After posting 400 plus totals twice in four games shows the kind of depth and quality they possess in their batting ranks. All the star players in the English squad are chipping in at the right time which makes them a potential threat in the upcoming ICC World Cup. Having lost the test series, Morgan & Co would be eyeing to clinch this ODI series to have the last laugh.
Date: Saturday, March 02, 2019
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
League: England tour of West Indies
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Head-to-head (last five ODIs )
Windies – 1, England – 3, No Result – 1
Windies – L NR W L L W
England – W NR L W L W
- England is likely to go with the same team that emerged victorious in the previous match.
- Andre Russell can replace Carlos Braithwaite in the starting XI.
Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Moeen Ali
Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas
- Jason Roy
- Joe Root
- Ben Stokes
- Chris Gayle
- Shimron Hetmeyer
- Jason Holder
Probable Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali
Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Rusell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
FUNTUSH SAFE XI
FUNTUSH RISKY XI